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British Council for the Prevention of Blindness

Prevention of Blindness Fellowship

Following on from the BCPB's success in funding Boulter Fellows, who train at Masters level in Public Health for Eye Care, the Trustees have decided to set up a Prevention of Blindness Fellowship Programme

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Prevention of Blindness Fellowships

This programme trains people to Doctoral level, equipping them to lead sight saving programmes in low income countries at national level. It also provides research outcomes leading to improved treatments.


Professor John Sparrow MBBCh DPhil DO FRCS FRCOphth
Consultant Ophthalmologist, Bristol Eye Hospital

Mr Peter Ackland
Chief Executive
International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, London

Professor Matthew Burton PhD MA MBBCh DTM&H MRCP FRCOphth
Professor of International Eye Health, International Centre for Eye Health, London

Mr Andrew Cassels-Brown MBBS FRCS(Ophth) FRCOphth MScCEH
Consultant Ophthalmologist and Consultant Community Eye Health, Hon Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Leeds

Professor Nathan Congdon MD MPH
Ulverscroft Chair of Global Eye Health
Queen's University Belfast

Professor John Dart MA DM FRCS FRCOphth
Consultant Ophthalmologist, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London

Miss Winifred Nolan MBChB FRCOphth MD
Consultant Ophthalmologist, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London

Professor Tunde Peto MD MHealthEd, PhD
Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
NIHR BMRC, Queen's University, Belfast

Mr John Salmon MD FRCS FRCOphth
Consultant Ophthalmologist, Oxford Eye Hospital

Professor Peter Scanlon MD DCH DRCOG DO PG Cert Med Ed FACP FRCOphth
Consultant Ophthalmologist, Cheltenham General Hospital

Dr Elena Schmidt BA MPH PhD
Head of Research, Sightsavers International, West Sussex

Dr David Yorston MBChB
Consultant Ophthalmologist, Greater Glasgow & Clyde Health Board

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